Chef Pierre Thiam at James Beard Foundation July 20th, 2016

 The James Beard Foundation’s Beard on Books to Feature Pierre Thiam’s Senegal: Modern Senegalese

Recipes from the Source to the Bowl


New York, NY – On Wednesday, July 20, the James Beard Foundation’s Beard on Books, an ongoing monthly literary series, will host chef, restaurateur and author, Pierre Thiam as he discusses his new book, Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl. 


WHAT:    Chef, restaurateur, and author Pierre Thiam has a passion for his homeland of Senegal, and is on a mission to introduce global audiences to the diverse and delicious cuisines of West Africa. In his latest cookbook, Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl, Thiam creates an edible travelogue that highlights the traditional and contemporary recipes from across the nation’s kitchens. Featuring insights and stories from the cooks and producers Thiam met over his journey, and vibrant dishes inspired by those encounters, Senegal presents a gastronomic glimpse into the country’s past, present, and future.


WHEN:    Wednesday, July 20 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm


WHERE:     The James Beard House, 167 West 12 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

DETAILS:    Beard on Books, an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors, is free to students with a suggested donation of $20 for nonstudents. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza coffees, teas from Tea Forté and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Refreshments provided by Sarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. To RSVP, please call James Beard Foundation House Marketing and Reservations Manager Colleen Vincent at 212.627.2308.   


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Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit Get food news, recipes, and more at the James Beard Foundation’s blog, or subscribe to the free digital newsletter Beard Bites. Follow the James Beard Foundation on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Livestream.